Your Cats & Kittens
Deserve Veterinary Care
While cats may seem independent and less needy than their canine counterparts, that doesn't mean they need less care. Cat's are masters at hiding symptoms that if treated early, minimize health issues in the future. Diseases like urinary tract infections, diabetes, and thyroid conditions can be treated and outcomes are greatly improved, if caught early. We are an American Association of Feline Practitioner certified Cat Friendly Practice. We provide Surgery, Dentistry, Acupuncture and Boarding and much more for our cat patients.
Preventive Care & Basic Needs
- At least annual examinations
- Core vaccinations
- Annual parasite testing & year round prevention
- Microchip Identification
- Periodic Blood & Urine Testing
View or a print this handout with general cat care guidelines: nutrition, environment, supplies & responsibilities. This will answer common questions. Give it to a friend BEFORE they adopt!
Care dependent on life stage and life style.
At your exam, the doctor will note the age of your cat and create a care plan tailored to their life stage: Kitten, Adult, Senior or Geriatric Cats. The Veterinarians recommendations are in alignment with the guidelines from American Association of Feline Practitioners, American Veterinary Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.
IS YOUR CAT INDOOR ONLY? - Living indoors reduces the chance of trauma and certain infectious diseases and it may increase longevity, but the risks of illness due to a more sedentary inactive lifestyle increase. They need environmental enrichment.
OR IS YOUR CAT BOTH INDOOR & OUTDOOR? - While this lifestyle might be more natural and stimulating for cats, it also increases the risks of infectious disease and trauma. Provide supervised outdoor play on leash walks or cat proof enclosures reduces these risks.
Answers to these and many other questions will help your veterinarian determine your cat's individual needs.
Balboa Pet Hospital's San Francisco veterinarians have a particular interest in cat and kitten patients. Our San Francisco pet hospital holds is certified by American Association of Feline Practitioners. We are a "Cat Friendly Practice". Find out more below: